- November 11, 2016 at 6:01 pm #20864
Had to try milling aluminum, go big or go home!
Trochoidal milling with a 1/8″ end mill at about 200mm per minute. DeWalt 660 is running at 100% speed, whatever the hell that is….November 11, 2016 at 7:12 pm #20868
Looks like it went smooth. I really need to try that trochidal (sp?) milling. He also just added adaptive clearing that should be awesome for wood to keep a constant load on the bit and might actually work better in metal as well trichoidal cutout and adaptive pocketing!. He updates so often I am falling behind trying things out.November 12, 2016 at 7:37 am #20886
Top surfaced off. The aluminum chunk used to be a couple hard drive bodies and platters, plus a stock Intel processor heat sync. I melted them down in my propane forge then poured it into a stainless steel dog bowl.November 20, 2016 at 6:03 pm #21253November 21, 2016 at 6:02 am #21278November 21, 2016 at 8:45 am #21283
That’s impressive! How big is your build again? IIRC you had an oversized build? If so that would make it all the more impressive.November 21, 2016 at 1:25 pm #21306November 21, 2016 at 3:18 pm #21325
Nice! Is that SS tubes or EMT conduit?November 21, 2016 at 3:27 pm #21326
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